How does one end a civilization?
Easy — stop being civil.
High civilization is won by making only the few best choices. Low civilization comes from making every choice, for everyone, towards every proposition, all the time.
Most people when they claim they want high civilization really want low civilization.
Culturally, America was shooting for high civilization but recently, really in the 21st century, we have begun to rapidly collapse down to low civilization.
Please don’t be fooled by our armed forces. Military might is the lowest rung of power a nation can possess.
It was an absolute joy to watch the acclaimed Daniel Day-Lewis receive his third Academy Award for Best Actor for his title role in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Lewis’ previous two awards were for his roles Christy Brown in My Left Foot and Daniel Plainview in There Will Be Blood.
Daniel Day-Lewis is a great actor from whom we can rightly expect many more powerful performances.
Despite admitting to Eris (orbital period of 560.90 years) and Dysnomia; Pluto (246.04) and its satellite Hydra, Charon, S/2011 P1, Nix, S/2012 P1; Makemake (309.88 yr); Haumea (283.28 yr) and Hi’laka and Namaka; something called 2007 OR10 (550.98 yr) ; 50000 Quaoar (285.97 yr) and Weywot, 90482 Orcus (245.18 yr) and Vanth, and the impossibly distant 90377 Sedna (11,400 yr)…
NASA still denies the existence of Galactus, Devourer of Worlds.